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USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group completes Saxon Warrior exercise

USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group completes Saxon Warrior exercise

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Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group has completed the multinational Saxon Warrior 2017 exercise off the coast of the Britain.Participating units from the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Germany and Norway engaged in a 10-day series of carrier strike group training drills involving multiple possible scenarios for future conflicts.It included the commander and staff of the British carrier strike group built around the country's new flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is currently conducting sea trials."Saxon Warrior was a perfect platform to test how far we've come because we started from scratch," Royal Navy Lt. Cmdr. James Capps said in a press release."We're trying to get in a position that when the Queen Elizabeth comes online, we can operate her as an embryonic carrier s...
North Korea 'examining' plan to strike Guam

North Korea 'examining' plan to strike Guam

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North Korea says it is "carefully examining" a plan to strike the US territory of Guam with missiles.The threat came hours after President Donald Trump told Pyongyang that any threat to the US would be met with "fire and fury".A spokesman for the Korean People's Army said the strike plan would be "put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment" once Kim Jong Un makes a decision.He added that "enveloping fire" would be used to contain major US military bases on the island territory in the western Pacific Ocean - including the Anderson Air Force Base.KCNA, Pyongyang's state-run news agency, also carried a statement from a different military official which said North Korea may carry out a pre-emptive operation if the US shows signs of provocation.:: Why is North Korea thr...
Seismic events strike shale-rich Oklahoma for second day

Seismic events strike shale-rich Oklahoma for second day

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Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S Geological Survey recorded a cluster of tremors early Friday in a part of Oklahoma on a watch list for activity related to shale oil and gas operations.Four tremors were reported as of 5:45 a.m. EDT by the USGS, the largest of which was a magnitude-3.3 event about three miles outside the town of Edmond. At least eight quakes were recorded Thursday, with Edmond experiencing a magnitude-4.2 event.One of the U.S. states with a significant amount of shale oil and natural gas, a study from the USGS found the disposal of oil and gas-related wastewater is the "primary reason" for an increase in seismic activity in central states like Oklahoma. That process is different from hydraulic fracturing.State orders related to an area of interest near Edmond translate to a volume r...
Nimitz carrier strike group joins Operation Inherent Resolve

Nimitz carrier strike group joins Operation Inherent Resolve

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July 31 (UPI) -- The Nimitz carrier strike group has begun performing combat missions against the Islamic State group in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. Navy announced on Monday.The first flights launched from the Nimitz were composed of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, early warning radar planes and other support aircraft."For the Nimitz Strike Group, today is game day," commander of CSG-11 Rear Adm. Bill Byrne said, said in a press release."When you hear the roar of the jets today it is for real. It's game on. Our pilots and aircrew are demonstrating our continued commitment to this region and all of our partner nations."In addition to strike missions against Islamic State positions in Syria and Iraq, CSG-11 will conduct routine security and freedom of navigation operations in th...
US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order

US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order

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The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief. Adm. Scott Swift was responding to a hypothetical question at an Australian National University security conference following a major joint U.S.- Australian military exercise off the Australian coast. The drills were monitored by a Chinese intelligence-gathering ship off northeast Australia. Asked by an academic in the audience whether he would make a nuclear attack on China next week if Trump ordered it, Swift replied: "The answer would be: Yes." "Every member of the U.S. military has sworn an oath to defend the constitution of the United States against all en...